Issue 4 | April - June 2014. 
Missed the last issue? Claims Class Quarterly Issue 3

Welcome to the Claims Class Quarterly

The fourth edition of the Claims Class Quarterly features some great content and we start with an article on how to write effective claims and responses. Time and time again I see poorly written claims and responses which not only delay the resolution of the claims but can lead to costly disputes. Hopefully this article will give you some insight into how to avoid this on projects you may be working on. 

Amongst our features you will find a new case study that deals with lump sum contracts and what is deemed to be included in the contract price along with a new Top Tips paper on Notices. Finally, our regular feature, Claims Class Blog Bites, draws your attention back to some of our best and most read Blog posts over the past few months, just in case you missed them. 

I've also just released my second book so we have taken this opportunity to tell you about it. I also sit down with our General Manager in an informal Q&A setting to offer some insight into what inspired me to write it in the first place. 

As usual, we hope you enjoy this issue. We always welcome content suggestions so if you have something you would like to see in the next edition please do get in touch.

Andy Hewitt

In This Issue

Top Story: New Industry Book Released on FIDIC Contracts

A new industry book which takes an in-depth look at obligations of the parties under the FIDIC forms of contract has recently been released. The FIDIC Contracts: Obligations of the Parties is an excellent reference tool for those working in the industry and will help you understand often complex contracts that you may be working with on projects. We took a few minutes to sit down with the book's author (and we are proud to say that he is one of our own) to find out what inspired him to write a book on FIDIC. Let's see what Andy had to say in our Up Close and Personal Interview

Feature: Essentials for Effective Claim & Response Writing & Presentation

In this article, Andy Hewitt discusses how you can help ensure that your claims, responses and decisions are prepared so that they are resolved amicably without being elevated to disputes...Read paper.

Feature: Claims Class Case Study - Lump Sum Contracts: What is included in the contract? 

In Claims Class Case Studies we present a case study of a real situation for you to study and decide what the correct contractual outcome should be.

The author’s opinion of the solution is presented at the bottom of the newsletter.

Challenge yourself and see how close you come to the author's assessment of the case...Read case study.

Regular Feature: Claims Class Top Tips


Requirements to submit notices of claims are contained in most construction contracts. Failure to submit notices within the required time frames or in the prescribed format is one of the major errors that contractors make and such an error will possibly mean that an associated claim will ultimately fail. This can be avoided though by remembering some key principles...Read the full Top Tips paper on Notices.

Regular Feature: Claims Class Blog Bites

Here's what Claims Class is talking about in its latest Blog posts: 

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